Friday, September 27, 2013

My Time Out.......

Every mom needs a time out. 
Now that all of my kiddos are at school I can do whatever I want.
(well, almost whatever)

I start off my morning getting the kiddos ready for school and walk them there. I get Little Miss settled in her class and then I'm off. I have been going on walks with a good friend of mine. It's always nice to have a friend to chat with. Makes the time fly by. Our walks are usually an hour or two.
 Feels great!

Now I have started bike rides. I get my music on and pedal fast. I love the speed and the wind that rushes by me....around me? past me?
 I ride about 6 miles on the outskirts of my community. It really is quite lovely. 

My time out is VERY lovely.

Here are pics from my ride today!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Overdue Date.......

We went out on a lunch date!
It has been quite a while since we've gone out without the kiddos.
It was nice :-)

Over 6 years ago the hubs and I would set up some time to hang out or have a date night a couple times a month. Then we had baby #4, moved, (and moved away from our babysitters), and life got busier. 
I think we can get back on track now that our oldest can be left in charge. 

(I was waiting for that day to come. Oh, how I have waited!)

I think it is so important to reconnect with your 'other half'. We get so caught up in our busy schedules and everyday stresses that it's easy to put some things on the back burner. 
Our partners and even ourselves.
Make the time. It doesn't have to be a grand outing. Even if it's out for a bike ride together.
Talk. And then talk some more. Flirt.
Fall in love again or feel those butterflies that have been hibernating.

I'm glad we can get back into this habit. 
This is one habit that is good for you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


It is a word I have been using quite often.
It is a word that best describes what I am doing.
I am in transition.
In an earlier post I wrote how I have had challenges with anxiety. I took this as a negative thing in my life. I now see it as a positive. It has given me time to think. Time to reflect on who I am, who I was and who I want to be. I dissected my habits and chose to change some. I want to be a happier me. Learn to let things I cannot change go. It will not be easy, but that is the road I choose to take now.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day Weekend.....

What did you do for your three day weekend?

We decided to lay low this time around. 
In the past we have traveled to do fun things, but dealt with major traffic, large crowds and no parking spaces. And in the past we would always say, "Why are we doing this again?"

It has been a very relaxing weekend. A nice change of pace.
We started our Saturday morning with flag football.
Two of our boys are playing this season and did great in their games.
We came home to get changed and went to cool off with some Jamba Juice.
That evening I had the hubs take the kiddos out to dinner. He doesn't see much of them during the week because of work and I thought this was a good opportunity for them to spend time together.
(and I didn't have to cook!)
I had some quiet time with a tuna salad and the Television.

Sunday was a relaxing day at home. 

Monday morning I decided that we go for a bike ride. The morning started off cool and overcast. By the time we were ready to head out, it started raining and there was thunder. That didn't stop us! We were drenched and had so much fun! We rode for a while and took a break at a central park and "played".
Fun times!